Ham radio enthusiasts have been doing this forever.
This may be so. But...
There are a *LOT* of big-time commercial orgs that make use of government funded weather sats. Maybe it's time that some of the Big Money Bags that make bank off of publicly funded things like the National Weather Service started ponying up a little cash-ola?
The percentage of people who abuse drugs and behaviors to induce a changed state of mood/feelings is around 10%, regardless of what chemical available.
Unless you are using for "medical" reasons, isn't "induceing a changed state of mood/feelings" the reason *MOST* people use alcohol and pot?
Would you stop that free market bullshit?
It's ***NOT*** "free market bullshit". It's ***YOU*** taking control of your purchaseing and buying products that work for you, rather than bitching, moaning, and complaining about Microsoft. If you ***LIKE*** to bitch, moan, and complain, I imagine that you are married or getting a divorce. But most people AVOID bitching, moaning, and complaining. So buy stuff that works for you and leave the rest behind. UNLESS you are like RMS, and just like to BITCH MOAN AND COMPLAIGN about Microsoft.
Excellent idea. In that way, when companies refuse to develop free drivers for GNU/Linux, we won't be able to make our own because the hardware will reject them.
So what? You're not required to buy or use any particular hardware.
Raving lunatic extremists of any movement are stupid.
Sure, of course.
But we should also be concerned about unintended consequence of genetic engineering. For example there are notable issues with the kinds of genetic engineering going on with plats such as corn and grain. We can debate the health concerns about genetically engineered crops, but there is no question that issues of cross pollen contamination to non-genetically engineered crops is an issue. There is some question about engineered salmon interacting with wild as well. Another example might be the continued vaccine resistant virus strains, and resistance to antibiotics.
From my perspective the most visible people opposed to genetically modified organisms are the least informed.
Yes, it is easy to call the people who do not share your view "stupid".
They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.